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Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium

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ISBN-10: 0495013307

ISBN-13: 9780495013303

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Jay M. Pasachoff, Alex Filippenko

List price: $213.95
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Jay Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko combine extensive research experience (including years of research in such areas as radio astronomy, solar eclipses, supernovae, active galaxies, black holes, and cosmology), teaching experience, and textbook-writing experience to offer a book that is unparalleled in its ability to present the latest science in a way that students can understand. This brief and beautifully illustrated text ? one of the briefest available for the course ? offers concise coverage of a wide range of astronomical topics. An early discussion of the scientific method stresses its importance in the verification of observations. The authors emphasize the study of origins in this text, first by singling out specifics in the headings of each chapter and then by dealing with a variety of relevant material in the text itself. This new edition includes a new chapter on the dozens of exoplanets that are being discovered around other stars. Automatically packaged with TheSky? CD-ROM and four months' free access to InfoTrac College Edition, the new edition extends student learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom.
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Book details

List price: $213.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

A Grand Tour of the Heavens
Light, Matter, and Energy: Powering the Universe
Light and Telescopes: Extending Our Senses
Observing the Stars and Planets: Clockwork of the Universe
Gravitation and Motion: The Early History of Astronomy
The Terrestrial Planets: Earth, Moon, and Their Relatives
The Jovian Planets: Windswept Giants
Pluto, Comets, and Space Debris
Our Solar System and Others
Our Star: The Sun
Stars: Distant Suns
How the Stars Shine: Cosmic Furnaces
The Death of Stars: Stellar Recycling
Black Holes: The End of Space and Time
The Milky Way: Our Home in the Universe
A Universe of Galaxies
Quasars and Active Galaxies
Cosmology: The Birth and Life of the Cosmos
In the Beginning
Life in the Universe
Epilogue